School Sports Day - Thursday, June 15th (weather permitting!) All parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Further details and timetables will issue closer to the date.
PREPARING FOR SEPTEMBER '23
Your son’s Booklist, Sundries, Extras and Insurance were emailed to all parents yesterday. The Department of Education are now covering the cost of schoolbooks and copies under the new grant scheme which presents a great saving to you.
You are required to pay only for the Sundries, Extras and Insurance.
Please return your completed booklist and insurance form with your son’s name and current class marked clearly to your son’s teacher.
You can pay by cash, cheque (made payment to St. Patrick’s BNS) or via Aladdin by Wednesday 24th May 2023.
Your Booklist and payments must be returned by Wednesday 24th May to ensure books are ordered and in our classes before the end of June. We will not be taking orders after Wednesday 24th May. Please be aware that book companies are under added pressure this year to supply schoolbooks under the new government scheme.
Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.
In May, we carry out standardised testing from 2nd - 6th in reading, maths and spelling. 1st class begin standardised testing spelling and maths. Some pupils will do reading screening in SET.
These tests are just one method of assessing a pupil’s performance and we know that it is just a snapshot on a particular day that can be affected by numerous circumstances.
Standardised tests will give us information to guide our teaching and learning for the next academic year. It will also help us to identify pupils who may benefit from additional support.
For further information, please check out this link on the NCCA website.
Annette Lynch (Deputy Principal & SEN Coordinator)
Junior Infant Immunisation
Junior Infants immunisation will take place on Wednesday 21st, Friday 23rd and Monday 26th June 2023. The HSE will be in contact with parents directly.
Photographs for 2nd and 6th class will take place on Wednesday, May 31st.
6th class will have a further photograph (for graduation year book) on Thursday, June 1st.
Hard luck to our wonderful tennis team who lost to St. Pius X in a thrilling encounter yesterday. I had the pleasure of attending the games. The standard on show was exceptional. Brody, Killian, Paddy, Luke, Oscar and Ethan, well done, you did us proud!
A special thank you to Ms. Perera and her team of volunteers whom have helped each class to plant sunflowers this week. Planting sunflowers is always a special occasion on our yearly calendar. Thank you to all involved for giving of their time.
Hollypark Library Revamp
Our wonderful team of library volunteers are working on a revamp of our library for 2nd – 6th class. As part of this we are looking for donations of new & nearly new books please. Boys can bring donated books into the library on any weekday morning until 9am from next Monday May 29th until Friday June 2nd.
The library will close for the month of June and once all donations are received a book giveaway will be arranged!
Only new or nearly new & popular books accepted. No books older than 2 years please. The following is a list of popular authors that we need more of:
I survived series
Rubix cube/chess books
Ultimate Football Heroes
Thanks for helping us to update our library and we look forward to a new & improved library for our boys in 2023/24 📚😃
STARS OF THE FUTURE
Congratulations to Sean Kean and Robert Carrigy, 6th class, who represented Dublin last weekend. Both boys played at half time in Nolan Park versus Kilkenny. It won't be the last time we see these boys in blue!
School tour season has begun. Our 1st class boys had a lovely trip to Navan Adventure Centre yesterday. The manners and respect shown by our boys to the bus driver and staff in Navan is to be commended. Well done boys, we are proud of you.
This week is a special week for:
Thomas Kane, Harry Kennan, Stephen Rourke, Mason Legaspi, Nebras Alsulami, Arnie O' Shea, Seamus Keane, Zachary O' Leary Ryan, Oisin Walsh, Matthew Daly, Jim Barry, Come Schwerer, Abderrahaman Jerbi, Oisin O' Rourke and Tom Homan.
We wish you a happy birthday boys!